Today, pricey Long Island City typically conjures up images of modern high rises, but the developing neighborhood does retain its historical side.
The tree-lined area, known as Hunters Point Historic District, is home to brick and stone Italianate row houses.
One of these rare homes, built in 1881, is currently listed by Douglas Elliman at $2.2 million. The 2,800 square-foot house — 21-43 45th Ave. — is comprised of a lower two-bedroom duplex with basement and backyard, and an upper two-bedroom duplex. Floor plans for a single-family layout are also available.
The lower duplex includes vintage details such as a cast iron bathtub, while the second duplex features crown moldings, original ceiling medallions and a decorative fireplace.